Saturday, August 31, 2013

It’s Saturday! Time for a New Drunken Stampers Challenge

The challenges at The Drunken Stampers is PLACE and the place is Campsite or use wood grain print or elements.  It’s team Yellow Canary’s turn for the challenge, so if you haven’t already been to the Blog then head there and check out what the design team has to inspire you.  I’m sure you have read about all my problems with trying to create in two places, well this week I out-did myself. I had planned on making my card while at home last week…..I forgot my black ink at the cottage, so you say don’t you have two? Yes both were there. We headed to the cottage early afternoon, I made my card and Oh No! I had forgotten the camera. I took the picture with my playbook and sent it to myself, it took me a bit of time to figure that one out. On with the card that almost didn’t make it.
Drunken Stampers Camping=wood
The stamp is used is from Stampscapes, I am not really good with these images but I really wanted to use it. I used my chalks to colour the image after I stamped it in Versafine Black Onyx.  My plans were to use a different oval cut but it just didn’t work. The card base is Early Expresso and the oval is cut in Crumb Cake that I stamped the wood grain background in Versafine Sepia. I used gold Dazzles thin line border stickers to accent the edges.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join team Yellow Canary for the Campsite/wood grain challenge.
Happy crafting

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to School Week 2 at Clear it Out Tuesday

Hello friends, another week closer to when the Ontario children go back to school  Right after the Labour day weekend which is September 2. September 3rd will be our Anniversary, can you imagine 53 years….WOW.  On with the challenge over at Clear it Out Tuesday,  Back to school and the stash item is chipboard.  Three sponsors again this challenge, just think if you enter you have three chances to win so get out the crafty stuff and create. Limited Runs, Digi Darla Designs and QKR Stampede are the sponsors don’t forget to check them out.
Last week I used a QKR stampede image so to give the sponsors equal “billing” I have two cards for you this week. The first one is the image I couldn’t find last week in my pile of printed images and it’s from Digi Darla Designs.
I made a 5X5 square card, I had bought these at Michaels a couple of years ago from the $1.50 bin. Done in turquoise and white and I used my turquoise glitter on the chipboard piece, it sure looks dark in the picture, it was my first attempt at heat & stick powder and glitter. (I will get better)
Second card is from Limited Runs check them out as they have a freebie on Friday. The image I used is a mischievous boy just heading out for recess.
The shadows were long when I took the picture as with both images they were coloured with prisma colour pencils and oms. The cardstock is GP white and two different blues from Stampin’up that their names elude me at the moment. The patterned paper is from the $$ store Although they are not very visible there are two chipboard circles I punched holes in with my crop-a-dile to make the buttons then added some blue & white baker’s twine.
Thanks for having a look today and I hope you will join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.
Until next time…..Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad’s Challenge Your Choice continues………..

Happy Monday!!! Today we are having a new roof put on at the house, makes me a little sad as I could still be at the lake crafting but happy the roof is getting done. It has been quite a month getting estimates and deciding on what to get, then my refrigerator decides it is on it’s last legs. So now my new refrigerator arrives Thursday unless the old boy gives up before then.  
Bombshell stamps is the sponsor again this week and I used the same image as I did last week but only the umbrellas this time. When I sized them this time were a bit larger and I could only fit two on the card.
I used olive versamark ink on Bamboo ll background stamp from Stampin’up. cut circles and the scalloped edge with the spellbinders circles. the Butterflies were cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs as well as the vellum that is behind them. The images are flat attached but the butterflies are popped up.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by  the Cheerful Stamp Pad  and check out what the rest of the design team has made. Then get out your crafting supplies and make a Your Choice project to add to the challenge,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Catch the Bug Bingo

I have never played Bingo like this before, I look at the challenge and think I can do that, but I seem to run out of time. Today or I should say Tonight I’m squeaking in under the wire it ends in the morning. I have had my image coloured for several days but having to go home for Thursday and Friday put a monkey wrench into my timing. I got the image as a freebie from Bugaboo Freebie Friday a few weeks ago and thought I need to get some Christmas cards made, I’m a little behind. The bingo line I chose was Bugaboo Image, Lace and Charm.
As you see it was past the time where I could take the picture outside but my lamp does a fair look although it looks better IRL, You can;t see how the white on the candy cane sparkles.
Image…..Bugaboo Stamps Sentiment from Stampin’up
Cardstock…real red, GP white
Patterned paper….Merry Mint paper pad from American Crafts
Accessories…Lace,  Star Dust Stickles, Liquid pearl Opal, red and white baker’s twine, 7/8 scalloped punch  and a charm my hubby found on the beach. (I keep all the trinkets for adding to cards)
I am entering this for the Bingo Challenge on Catch the Bug Challenge
Thanks for visiting my blog today and check out the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tea for Two with Maxwell

Hello House Mouse friends and blog followers. I saw the challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge and knew exactly what I wanted to make,…..A Tea Bag booklet/holder. I will post the template at the end of the post.
The Outside
The Inside
Not a lot of time for my post this morning as I am leaving soon to go home early this week but only for the day I will be back at the lake Friday.
Sorry there are no teabags here to put in the holder, they are at home but you can see where they go. I used Feeling Rosy from House Mouse Designs, the cardstock is GP white, wisteria wonder and patterned paper from the dollar store. I used the spellbinders circles both small and large. Friend stamp is from a set and flowers from my stash.
I am entering this in the Liquid refreshments challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Thanks for looking today and now I will post the tutorial/template for the Teabag holder.
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Time for a Back to School Challenge at Clear it Out

It’s getting close to the time where the students in Canada will be going back to school, a lot of the U.S. students have already started their school term so it’s appropriate to have a Back to School challenge. Check out all the rules at Clear it Out Tuesday’s Blog
The stash item is chipboard, they come in all shapes and sizes, I have a stash of them but have never used any until now. I am looking forward to getting some other ideas when you join the challenge.
We have three sponsors again this week, an “old” favourite Digi Darla Designs. QKR Stampede  and back again is Limited Runs digital stamps. Check out all the great digital stamps they have to offer.
The image I used is from QKR Stampede, coloured with my prisma colour pencils and oms, I cut the image out and layered it on a blue  circle. My stash item is the chipboard buckle that is holding the ribbon. I decided to make my image and sentiment into a Bookmark Tag. I left room for the recipient to put his/her name.
Image…..Limited Runs
Cardstock…..Crumb cake, bashful blue, GP white
Patterned paper….from Stampin’up stack pad.
Accessories…spellbinder circle, White satin ribbon, Chipboard buckle
Thanks for looking today and lets see your Back to School project using some chipboard.
Happy Crafting

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge is Your Choice!!!

The sponsor for the “your choice” challenge is Bombshell stamps  head over to The Cheerful Stamp Pad for all the information on entering the challenge and while you are there have a peek at what the rest of the design team has done.
I am fond of an Asian theme so I chose this cute digi stamp for the challenge. Bombshell Stamps has awesome cheeky, vintage and lots more stamps and digital images to choose from.
The image was coloured with prisma pencils and oms, fussy cut and attached to a piece of gold vellum on yellow cardstock. The patterned paper is from a pad I either bought or got as a gift from a Stampin’up demo, I had never even looked at it and there are awesome papers in it. The umbrella was coloured, cut out and popped up to give it dimension. The sketch I used is from Sketch Saturday. I am entering it in the challenge at their blog.
Image……Bombshell Stamps
Cardstock……so saffron, GP Black, GP white, scrap of green.
Patterned paper…..Stampin’up
Sketch…….Sketch Saturday
Accessories…..Creatable from Marianne designs, flower, pearls, painted pearl to look like a ladybug, black rhinestone.
Thanks for looking today and I hope you will find time to join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the Your Choice challenge.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Drunken Stampers Challenge #137`~~~ Twine

The second challenge for team Yellow Canary…woohoo, the theme for this challenge is Thing……Twine, string or hemp.  Head over to the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog to check out what the other Yellow Canaries have done to inspire you to join us for the challenge.
I used one of my favourite stamp company stamps….House Mouse Designs. I just purchased this stamp at the Butterfly Moon, my favourite stamp store. Check them out on their Facebook Page.
I coloured the image with prisma pencil crayons and oms. It is a fairly large image so not a lot of room to design on an A2 card. I had made the sailor’s knot for another project but decided it wasn’t quite what i wanted, Upon finding it in my odds and ends box I knew it was perfect for the challenge. I punched holes beside the pot and threaded the twine through, I added another scrap of twine to the button.
Stamp…..The Thinker featuring Amanda
Cardstock…..Crumb Cake, Old Olive, GP white
Patterned paper….DCWV Green Stack Pad
Accessories….button from the button jar, twine from the Dollar store
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you take time to join us at the Drunken Stampers  for the challenge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday

Another week to play along with Clear it Out Tuesday for the Summer Vacation Challenge, the stash item is Stickers or Rub-ons. Check the blog for all the information you need. There are three sponsors for the challenge so you have three chances to win. Bugaboo, The Stamping Chef and our newest sponsor Lacy Sunshine. Have a look at their stores, they have some super cute digis and we are pleased to have them sponsor us.


For this week I chose a Lacy Sunshine image and I immediately thought of my holiday in Mexico. I coloured with prisma colour pencils and oms, did some spica pen work on the drink and the lime. To put the “salt” around the glass I used Martha Stewart Snow Glitter I bought a couple of years ago on clearance.


Cardstock…GP white, crumb cake, Real Red, Gable Green

Patterned paper…. DCWV Green Stack pad, 70% recycled paper

Supplies…Spellbinders large rectangles, SU border punch, buttons from the button jar and the stash item stickers spelling hola.

I am  entering this in a sketch challenge from Seems a Little Sketchy  I took a little liberty with the circle I used a rectangle. If you need some inspiration check them out.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek. Don’t forget to let us know about your Summer Vacation idea and use up your stash of stickers or rub-ons.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 2 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad..Vintage Children

After all my computer troubles, printing troubles and trouble with my e-mail to get my image I finally got to make a card for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Twisted Papers has fabulous vintage images and is our sponsor for the challenge.


As you see I am at the cottage, the clematis has finished flowering but the foliage is still nice as a background for the cards.


Image…vintage girl from Twisted Papers

Cardstock….Rose Red, white

Printed Paper…..Hero Arts Paper Pad  Kissing Booth

Accessories…..Decorative labels 8 die, pearls, lace.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you will join the us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the Vintage children Challenge.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Finally my card for the Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge

What a week, Monday evening I went to my e-mail program and I was expecting a notification of a delivery and there was an e-mail about a delivery……….sadly it was a fake virus protection that immediately locked everything up. It took over the Avira and the Malebytes programs. My mail and both browsers. Long story short it needed some work. Took it in Tuesday and picked it up this morning. Now I’m paranoid about my mail. The tech said it was one he hadn’t seen before. I have a blackberry playbook which kept me up to date.
The challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is “Summer Vacation” your stash item is Rub ons or Stickers. What an easy peasy challenge.The sponsors for the challenge are Bugaboo, The Stamping chef and our newest sponsor Lacy Sunshine Stamps. All the information about the challenge and prizes are on the Clear it Out blog, when you are there check out all the other design team members cards.
My image is from Bugaboo, it’s been so long I can’t remember the name of the digi. I thought he was a cool character and it reminded me of being at the lake. My stash item is the Rub-on from a “chit chat” package at least 3 years old and not many were used. Summer is a left over from another challenge along with the flip-flop background paper and is from McMahon Five Designs.
Thanks for checking out my blog today. Head over to Clear it Out Tuesday and join in the fun. lets see your idea of Summer Vacation.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Clear it Out Tuesday has a new challenge

You will have to check out the details at the Blog. The challenge is Summer Holidays and the stash item is stickers or rub ons. My card is done but unfortunately my computer is in the shop I had a fake virus protection bot hit it and it stopped everything even the malebyte and virus programs.
As soon as I get it home I will post my card. Thank you for your patience. I am working on my playbook big fingers small space.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Vintage Children is the Challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #66 is sponsored by Twisted Papers so head over to the Challenge Blog and check out what the design team has for inspiration for you this week.

I am at the cottage for the long weekend and I couldn’t get my image printed to use for this week. I have my high speed internet at the lake and use dial up at home, and the dial up wouldn’t load my mail with the pictures for the challenge.

Here in Ontario we have a holiday weekend, it is called the Civic Holiday and when my husband worked in the factory the two week shut-down always ended with the civic holiday the first weekend of August.

Thanks for stopping by today and get your vintage stamps inked or printed and join the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  Don’t forget to check next Monday I will have my project made for the challenge.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Drunken Stampers are Back!!!!! challenge 135


The Drunken Stampers  are back with all new challenges and a few new design team members/.Keeping with the blog name our teams are Yellow Canary and Tropical Hooters. The themes are Person, Place or Thing the challenges will be one of those. As always there will be a choice, this challenge is Person or Sport, do you get the gist?  I don’t have a lot of sport type stamps but somewhere along the line I saw this cute critter stamp and the sentiment that went along with it. It has never seen ink until now. Stop over at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog and get all the rules of the challenge and have a look at what the Yellow Canaries have done to inspire you.



Stamp…. Changito golfer from Stampendous

Ink….Memento tuxedo black

Cardstock…Old Olive, GP white

pattered paper….DCWV  the green stack

Accessories….Fleur dis lis square, Fancy labels, button, baker’s twine

Thanks for stopping by to check out the first challenge of the new term. So dig out those sport stamps and join us at The Drunken Stamper’s Lounge.